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All Data Victoria
British Columbia
(Census Metropolitan Area)
British Columbia

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Population and Dwelling Counts Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2001 (1) 311,902     3,907,738    
Population in 1996 (2) 304,287     3,724,500    
1996 to 2001 population change (%) 2.5     4.9    
Total private dwellings 141,985     1,643,969    
Population density per square kilometre 448.6     4.2    
Land area (square km) 695.34     926,492.48    
     
Age Characteristics of the Population Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (3) 311,905 148,460 163,440 3,907,740 1,919,100 1,988,635
Age 0-4 13,680 6,860 6,820 205,650 105,370 100,285
Age 5-14 33,875 17,305 16,575 500,415 256,560 243,855
Age 15-19 19,520 9,875 9,645 270,275 139,195 131,085
Age 20-24 21,090 10,250 10,840 244,065 121,945 122,120
Age 25-44 87,880 42,560 45,320 1,174,775 573,415 601,365
Age 45-54 49,465 23,695 25,770 599,705 297,030 302,680
Age 55-64 30,905 14,970 15,935 379,750 188,910 190,840
Age 65-74 25,015 11,430 13,585 286,710 139,535 147,175
Age 75-84 22,335 8,960 13,375 186,345 77,325 109,020
Age 85 and over 8,140 2,555 5,585 60,030 19,815 40,220
Median age of the population 41.0 39.7 42.2 38.4 37.8 39.0
% of the population ages 15 and over 84.8 83.7 85.7 81.9 81.1 82.7
     
Common-law Status Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (4) 264,345 124,295 140,050 3,201,670 1,557,170 1,644,500
Not in a common-law relationship 243,610 114,025 129,590 2,966,610 1,439,300 1,527,310
In a common-law relationship 20,735 10,270 10,465 235,060 117,870 117,190
     
Legal Marital Status Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (5) 264,345 124,295 140,050 3,201,665 1,557,170 1,644,495
Single (6) 83,680 43,640 40,040 1,011,280 547,390 463,890
Married (7) 125,855 62,895 62,960 1,626,225 812,310 813,920
Separated (8) 8,895 3,880 5,015 109,970 48,650 61,320
Divorced (9) 26,130 10,185 15,945 260,270 111,815 148,450
Widowed (10) 19,785 3,695 16,095 193,920 37,000 156,920
     
Language(s) First Learned and Still Understood Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (19) 306,970 146,565 160,405 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,795
English only 264,535 126,830 137,700 2,825,780 1,403,230 1,422,545
French only 5,150 2,630 2,515 54,405 27,340 27,060
Both English and French 625 315 305 6,785 3,360 3,425
Other languages (20) 36,665 16,785 19,880 981,910 470,145 511,765
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 1 Year Ago Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over (21) 304,425 145,340 159,090 3,830,075 1,884,010 1,946,060
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 249,255 118,585 130,670 3,202,155 1,573,055 1,629,105
Lived within the same province/territory 1 year ago, but changed address 46,970 22,790 24,185 524,880 259,945 264,940
Lived in a different province/territory or country 1 year ago 8,200 3,965 4,235 103,040 51,015 52,025
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 5 Years Ago Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over (22) 293,155 139,900 153,255 3,661,945 1,798,105 1,863,840
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 155,515 73,930 81,590 1,967,860 966,245 1,001,610
Lived within the same province/territory 5 years ago, but changed address 111,820 53,690 58,135 1,344,700 661,695 683,005
Lived in a different province/territory or country 5 years ago 25,815 12,285 13,535 349,385 170,165 179,220
     
Immigration Characteristics Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 306,970 146,570 160,400 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,790
Canadian-born population (23) 247,005 119,110 127,890 2,821,870 1,405,005 1,416,865
Foreign-born population (24) 57,590 26,455 31,135 1,009,815 481,620 528,200
Immigrated before 1991 47,720 21,945 25,770 639,200 307,225 331,975
Immigrated between 1991 and 2001 (25) 9,875 4,510 5,360 370,615 174,395 196,215
Non-permanent residents (26) 2,375 1,000 1,375 37,185 17,455 19,735
     
Aboriginal Population Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 306,970 146,565 160,400 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,795
Aboriginal identity population (27) 8,700 4,185 4,510 170,025 83,220 86,805
Non-Aboriginal population 298,270 142,385 155,890 3,698,850 1,820,860 1,877,985
     
Visible Minority Status Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population by visible minority groups 306,970 146,570 160,400 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,790
Visible minority population (31) 27,185 12,770 14,420 836,445 404,425 432,020
Chinese 11,240 5,430 5,815 365,490 176,765 188,720
South Asian 5,775 2,845 2,930 210,295 105,040 105,255
Black 2,175 1,205 970 25,465 13,525 11,940
Filipino 1,815 560 1,250 64,005 26,385 37,625
Latin American 1,165 540 625 23,885 11,550 12,335
Southeast Asian 1,245 510 735 34,970 16,855 18,115
Arab 280 190 90 6,605 3,805 2,805
West Asian 410 210 190 22,380 11,665 10,720
Korean 680 275 410 31,965 15,255 16,705
Japanese 1,740 680 1,060 32,730 14,400 18,330
Visible minority, n.i.e (28) 210 100 105 4,195 2,150 2,040
Multiple visible minorities (29) 460 220 235 14,465 7,040 7,425
All others (30) 279,785 133,800 145,985 3,032,430 1,499,655 1,532,775
     
Religion Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Religion 306,970 146,570 160,405 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,790
Catholic (57) 48,035 22,285 25,750 675,320 324,190 351,130
Protestant 115,275 50,515 64,755 1,213,290 549,525 663,765
Christian Orthodox 1,680 745 940 35,655 18,190 17,465
Christian, n.i.e. (58) 12,250 5,765 6,485 200,340 95,300 105,040
Muslim 1,230 680 550 56,220 28,765 27,450
Jewish 1,550 680 875 21,230 10,485 10,745
Buddhist 3,315 1,630 1,685 85,540 38,910 46,625
Hindu 765 420 345 31,495 15,465 16,035
Sikh 3,470 1,745 1,730 135,310 67,995 67,315
Eastern religions (59) 1,035 530 500 9,975 4,660 5,310
Other religions (60) 2,060 870 1,190 16,205 7,000 9,200
No religious affiliation (61) 116,315 60,715 55,595 1,388,300 743,585 644,715
     
School Attendance Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over attending school full time 29,340 14,180 15,160 351,640 173,530 178,110
Age group 15-19 attending full time (50) 12,790 6,535 6,260 185,830 96,020 89,810
Age group 20-24 attending full time 8,690 3,955 4,740 89,940 42,860 47,085
Total population 15 years and over attending school part time 15,120 6,465 8,655 192,775 82,435 110,340
Age group 15-19 attending part time (50) 1,420 780 635 16,240 7,930 8,310
Age group 20-24 attending part time 2,555 1,140 1,420 31,065 15,060 16,005
     
Highest Level of Schooling Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population aged 20-34 59,850 28,885 30,960 758,040 372,430 385,605
% of the population aged 20-34 with less than a high school graduation certificate 12.1 14.5 9.9 14.6 16.6 12.7
% of the population aged 20-34 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 36.8 38.6 35.1 34.5 35.8 33.1
% of the population aged 20-34 with a trades certificate or diploma 10.5 12.2 9.0 10.5 13.0 8.2
% of the population aged 20-34 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 17.0 14.2 19.6 17.0 13.8 20.1
% of the population aged 20-34 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 23.6 20.5 26.4 23.5 20.8 26.0
Total population aged 35-44 48,320 22,905 25,415 653,345 316,875 336,465
% of the population aged 35-44 with less than a high school graduation certificate 12.8 14.0 11.6 17.5 19.2 15.9
% of the population aged 35-44 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 23.6 22.1 24.9 25.0 22.7 27.1
% of the population aged 35-44 with a trades certificate or diploma 13.9 19.4 9.0 14.3 19.2 9.6
% of the population aged 35-44 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 23.6 19.4 27.4 20.2 16.5 23.7
% of the population aged 35-44 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 26.1 25.1 27.0 23.0 22.5 23.6
Total population aged 45-64 79,800 38,525 41,280 974,980 481,335 493,645
% of the population aged 45-64 with less than a high school graduation certificate 16.1 15.5 16.6 23.5 22.8 24.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 21.6 19.2 23.9 22.3 19.5 25.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a trades certificate or diploma 12.7 17.5 8.1 14.3 19.6 9.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 19.5 15.9 22.9 17.5 14.2 20.8
% of the population aged 45-64 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 30.1 31.9 28.5 22.4 23.8 21.0
     
Earnings in 2000 Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
All persons with earnings (counts) (48) 173,680 87,670 86,015 2,128,545 1,114,860 1,013,690
Average earnings (all persons with earnings ($)) 30,529 35,382 25,582 31,544 38,039 24,401
Worked full year, full time (counts) (49) 87,465R 49,255 38,210 1,024,240R 602,705 421,535
Average earnings (worked full year, full time ($)) 42,121 46,495 36,482 44,307 50,191 35,895
     
Income in 2000 Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years of age and over with income (53) 248,935     2,990,520    
Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over ($) (54) 24,727     22,095    
Composition of total income (100%) (62) 100.0     100.0    
Earnings - % of income 70.2     75.8    
Government transfers - % of income 12.5     11.8    
Other money - % of income 17.4     12.4    
     
Language Used Most Often at Work Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over who worked since 2000 (44) 179,255 90,385 88,865 2,209,795 1,157,265 1,052,525
English 176,650 89,165 87,480 2,115,380 1,110,105 1,005,275
French 585 185 410 4,585 1,495 3,090
Non-official language 1,275 650 630 67,430 33,965 33,460
English and French 210 120 85 2,270 1,105 1,165
English and non-official language 515 260 260 19,660 10,385 9,280
French and non-official language 0 0 0 65 10 55
English, French and non-official language 15 0 10 405 200 210
     
Place of Work Status Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Employed labour force 15 years and over (32) 155,730 78,725 77,005 1,883,975 991,410 892,565
Worked at home 14,390 6,845 7,545 171,390 80,285 91,105
Worked outside Canada 825 570 250 12,240 8,645 3,595
No fixed workplace address 15,700 11,180 4,520 210,510 160,430 50,075
Worked at usual place 124,810 60,125 64,685 1,489,840 742,050 747,790
     
Mode of Transportation to Work Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total -All modes (33) 140,510 71,310 69,210 1,700,345 902,485 797,865
Car, truck, van, as driver 94,850 50,325 44,525 1,274,640 710,570 564,070
Car, truck, van, as passenger 8,395 3,030 5,365 121,415 50,610 70,800
Public transit 13,685 5,290 8,390 128,180 50,820 77,355
Walked or bicycled 21,320 11,020 10,305 154,145 76,180 77,955
Other method 2,275 1,640 630 21,980 14,300 7,675
     
Unpaid Work Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons reporting hours of unpaid work (34) 237,765 110,120 127,645 2,882,230 1,371,515 1,510,720
Persons reporting hours of unpaid housework (35) 235,435 108,745 126,690 2,842,265 1,346,590 1,495,675
Persons reporting hours looking after children, without pay (36) 83,150 36,130 47,025 1,147,875 503,100 644,775
Persons reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors (37) 46,800 18,435 28,365 564,820 230,520 334,295
     
Labour Force Indicators Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Participation rate (38) 64.3 69.3 59.9 65.2 70.7 59.9
Employment rate (39) 60.1 64.3 56.2 59.6 64.3 55.1
Unemployment rate (40) 6.6 7.2 6.0 8.5 9.0 8.0
     
Industry Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 163,915 83,260 80,655 2,014,600 1,068,030 946,575
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 2,895 2,065 835 104,335 75,865 28,475
Manufacturing and construction industries 15,750 12,870 2,875 313,065 250,585 62,480
Wholesale and retail trade 23,445 12,160 11,285 315,425 163,425 152,000
Finance and real estate 9,365 4,230 5,130 122,165 52,400 69,755
Health and education 33,715 9,260 24,455 339,730 85,505 254,225
Business services 29,550 17,935 11,615 395,530 241,105 154,420
Other services 49,195 24,730 24,465 424,360 199,145 225,210
     
Occupation Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 163,910 83,260 80,655 2,014,600 1,068,030 946,570
Management occupations 18,425 11,190 7,235 218,445 140,275 78,170
Business, finance and administration occupations 31,600 8,180 23,420 353,710 91,600 262,110
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 12,070 9,525 2,540 123,755 100,055 23,705
Health occupations 11,070 2,870 8,205 105,690 24,305 81,385
Social science, education, government service and religion 15,415 5,740 9,670 160,650 56,050 104,600
Art, culture, recreation and sport 6,650 2,980 3,675 67,325 32,310 35,015
Sales and service occupations 44,105 20,805 23,300 514,985 216,480 298,505
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 17,945 16,870 1,065 288,940 271,610 17,335
Occupations unique to primary industry 3,480 2,675 800 84,525 63,380 21,145
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 3,145 2,410 740 96,585 71,980 24,605
     
Selected Family Characteristics Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of families 86,300     1,086,030    
Number of married-couple families 61,875     797,490    
Average number of persons in married-couple families 2.9     3.1    
Number of common-law couple families (11) 10,625     120,125    
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families (11) 2.5     2.6    
Number of lone-parent families (12) 13,795     168,415    
Average number of persons in lone-parent families (12) 2.4     2.5    
Number of female lone-parent families (12) 11,365     136,455    
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.6    
Number of male lone-parent families (12) 2,430     31,965    
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families (12) 2.4     2.4    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - All census families (51) 59,015     54,840    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Couple families (52) 64,606     60,278    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Lone-parent families 32,763     30,070    
     
Selected Household Characteristics Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All private households 135,600     1,534,335    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children (13) 29,580     423,455    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children (14) 40,620     437,915    
One-person households 43,850     418,135    
Other household types (15) 21,550     254,825    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - All households 46,387     46,802    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - One-person households 24,735     23,703    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - Two-or-more-persons households 59,936     57,773    
Number of rented dwellings (55) 49,625     506,585    
Average gross monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 728     751    
Number of owner-occupied dwellings (56) 83,740     989,325    
Average monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 893     904    
     
Selected Occupied Private Dwelling Characteristics Victoria (CMA) British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of dwellings (16) 135,600     1,534,335    
Number of owned dwellings (17) 85,615     1,017,490    
Number of rented dwellings (18) 49,930     512,365    
Number of dwellings constructed before 1991 117,035     1,195,570    
Number of dwellings constructed between 1991 and 2001 18,565     338,765    
Average value of dwelling ($) 243,970     230,645    
     

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